October 11, 2012 | volume 116, issue 25

Injuries show the difference between fans of professional, amateur football

Crunch Time


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Fans at Saturday’s football game with Eastern Washington University and North Dakota got to experience something not usually seen at local college games.

In the third quarter North Dakota linebacker Derrick Goard was involved in a play near Eastern’s goal line that left him lying prone and unmoving on the field. Fans watched as people gathered around him, first trainers and teammates and the longer he lay on the red turf, emergency medical personnel.

Goard was eventually strapped to a stretcher, secured and immobilized to prevent further injury, placed in an ambu...

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